Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Current Events & Hot Topics Current Events & Hot Topics

Father who 'beheaded his disabled son over kitchen sink' could be executed after he's indicted for first degree murder

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:41 PM
  • 41 Replies
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2030588/Father-beheaded-disabled-son-kitchen-sink-executed-hes-indicted-degree-murder.html

The 30-year-old Louisiana man who allegedly confessed to beheading his disabled 7-year-old son has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder.

Jeremiah Wright's son Jori Lirette was brutally killed last week. The wheelchair-bound boy was dismembered and his head was set in the yard of their home for his mother to see when she arrived home.

Defense attorney Kerry Cuccia confirmed that a Lafourche Parish grand jury handed up the indictment Friday morning against Wright.

Grotesque: Jeremiah Wright (left) is said by police to have admitted killing his son Jori Lirette (right) by chopping off his head with a meat cleaver

Cuccia said Wright, who is being held in the Lafourche Parish jail on $5 million bond, is set for arraignment Monday.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Wright would face a sentence of either life in prison or execution.

Asked how Wright will plead to the charges, Cuccia said a decision had not yet been made.

The boy's mother Jesslyn, 27, has said she previously warned police that Jeremiah wanted him dead.

Wheelchair-bound Jori was brutally executed and dismembered after his mother Jesslyn, 27, threatened to kick long time boyfriend Jeremiah out of their Louisiana home.


Statement: Jesslyn Lirette (centre) speaks out about how her long term boyfriend murdered her seven-year-old son at her home

She has revealed that, the week before Jori was born, she obtained a restraining order against Wright after he 'broke the baby's piggy bank' and 'shoved her onto a pile of CDs on the bed'.

Wright wore a bullet proof vest when he was transported by police on August 14th

Then, when Jori was just six-months-old, she obtained another similar order after he called her and said he 'was tired of seeing the baby suffer' and wanted him dead.

Details of the orders, which Jesslyn apparently allowed to lapse, were revealed in sworn statements she made in 2004 and made part of the official court record this week.

Jori was wheelchair-bound and needed a feeding tube having been born with cerebral palsy. He had been born three months prematurely and spent much of his first year in hospital in New Orleans.

Wright allegedly chopped his son's head off with a meat cleaver and left it in the roadside outside his home so that Jesslyn would see it.

A passing motorist saw the decapitated head and alerted police. Detectives later found the boy's body in a rubbish sack that had been dumped nearby.

The crime scene was so gruesome that some of the police who responded to the emergency call have had to have counselling.

Investigators said the grisly killing was carried out over a kitchen sink at the Louisiana home the boy shared with his father and his mother Jesslyn.

His hand and feet were also cut off and discovered nearby in plastic garbage bags.


Appearance: Jeremiah Wright was manacled to his waist as he was brought into court for his hearing


Horrific: Jesslyn Lirette held the hands of two guards as she attended the district court where her long term boyfriend was accused of killing her son

Horrific: Jesslyn Lirette held the hands of two guards as she attended the district court where her boyfriend's previous hearing

A forensic team removed the sink from the house in Thibodaux ,Louisiana, as part of their murder investigation.

Thibodaux Police Lt. Kim Favalora said in a statement to the court that: 'Wright was very matter-of-fact as he calmly explained that he thought for years that Jori was his son.

'Wright said that he recently saw the way the dummy looked at him and there were signs and little things the dummy did to him that let him know that Jori was not his son, but a dummy.'

Favalora said Wright told police that 'he was tired of taking care of the dummy. Wright said that as soon as he realized that Jori was a dummy, and not his son, he 'started contemplating on killing him.'

The document said Wright admitted to arguing with Jesslyn the previous night and that he expected to be kicked out of the house.


Scene: A driver spotted Jori's head as he was passing and reported it to the police who called it a heinous crime

Jesslyn left at 8am to get her truck, which was when Wright said he 'went to work' in killing Jori.

Wright is understood to have confessed to the killing and is co-operating with police. He appeared in court on Tuesday manacled to his waist.

He stared but did not speak when reporters and photographers asked him for a comment.

Jesslyn walked in to court accompanied by two woman sheriff's deputies, who held her hands.

Wright, whose criminal history includes arrests for drugs, burglary and contempt, is being held on $5 million bond and could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder.

The murder has sent shock waves through the small town of Thibodaux, where the last killing was three years ago.

+9

Flowers, balloons and stuffed animals have been placed in a makeshift shrine outside the home
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
Femommy
by New Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM
This is horrible..... This man needs the death penalty for what he did to that poor child. Helpless child.... I had a hard time reading this whole story.
joyfree
by Silver Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:45 PM

crying

HotMomma2622
by Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:47 PM
He needs to be killed. How are earth can someone kill a child in the first place , then did what this monster did. My heart goes out to the child and his mother. So sad.
MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:52 PM
7 moms liked this

The mother knew the boy was in danger from the time he was born.  I don't understand how and why she failed to protect her child.  Going through the process of obtaining restraining orders yet allowing him to remain in the home is stupidity on her part.  They are both guilty.

motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Feb. 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM
2 moms liked this

Why was she leaving him with this guy when she knew he was saying he wanted him dead for a long time....

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM
3 moms liked this

There's now way I'd be living with a man who said that much less leave my child with him!

Quoting motha2daDuchess:

Why was she leaving him with this guy when she knew he was saying he wanted him dead for a long time....




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














notjstanothrmom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Why was the child left alone with this man? :( Poor child.
mhaney03
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:07 PM

He was found guilty by reason of insanity already.  This is in my town.

mhaney03
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM
1 mom liked this

oh and the mother is a piece of shit.

mhaney03
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

 not guilty I mean, sorry.

Quoting mhaney03:

He was found guilty by reason of insanity already.  This is in my town.

 

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN